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Paducah woman arrested, charged with prescription drug fraud

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah woman was arrested Thursday after she apparently used her children to obtain duplicate prescriptions.

The Paducah Police Department said that a local doctor contacted them, saying that Angel Wilkinson, 40, was transferring the care of her two children from a local physician to a physician in Metropolis, Ill. 

They said she started acting suspiciously when discussing the transfer of the children’s medical records.

Officials learned that the two physicians had written prescriptions for Adderall, a stimulant, within four days of each other.

The prescriptions were filled, just a few hours apart, at two different pharmacies.

Each physician said he was not aware of the prescription written by the other.

Detective John Tolliver, the Paducah Police Department’s prescription drug investigator, presented his investigation to a McCracken County grand jury.

The jury returned an indictment charging Wilkinson with attempting to or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

She was arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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